This week, Henri and I filmed our video with Beaujolais. It was so fun I was able to share some of my daily French-inspired life. I can’t wait to share the video with you. Henri did a great job and he was a natural on camera.
This weekend is the annual Old Town Art Festival in Chicago. I usually participate in the Wells Street Art Festival which was postponed until August. The two festivals run at the same time and it always draws a big crowd. The weather is absolutely perfect and a great way to celebrate the reopening of the city. I mentioned a SALE in The Print Shop last week which is running until the end of the weekend. You can use code SUMMER at checkout for 25% off prints.
Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for this week’s links I love.
A few weeks ago, I recorded a podcast with Sutanya from Dinner for One. You can listen and cook along. We each cooked in our kitchens and chatted about Paris and life in Chicago. It was a very casual and fun conversation and you can listen to it all here. We made a sweet potato quiche.
How a staple of the French Kitchen became a global hit.
France opened up this week. June 9th is the date that allowed tourists back into France. What you need to know when traveling to France right now The rules on quarantine/testing/vaccinations.
A guide to the best Parisian addresses right now according to Vogue.
If you are headed to NYC soon, bookmark these hotels if you are looking for something fun and different.
Explore and stay in this French country home just an hour outside of Paris. You can also see more dreamy photos inside the property in this article.
Looking for something new and fun to watch? This series is a real estate show set in Paris. In French with English subtitles. It is similar to Selling Sunset in the US
I didn’t cook or bake too much this week at all with the craziness of the video I had too much on my plate. I did make madeleines for the video and since my oven is different in my new place vs my old, I needed to perfect them again with timing and temperatures. This meant I went through a lot of butter! I was able to make multiple batches and really make them perfect. I had the extra batter in the fridge from the shoot and when it rained on Saturday, I was able to welcome friends into my kitchen for a warm madeleine out of the oven. There is nothing better than that! This is the recipe I used.
Now that Summer is here and I am being more social outside without a mask. I am back to wearing my signature Summer color. This poppy color was a little out of my comfort zone but I ended up loving it.
Madewell is offering a lot of their items at 30% to kick off Summer. I wore this dress for my video shoot and also picked up this shirt. I want a second one in red and also a pair of slides. Below are some of my picks. Blog post coming soon.
A new fun Francophile Instagram account to follow. Plus, she teaches French!
There is a new study abroad program for adults. It’s selling out fast!
The rooftop on this new Paris hotel is insane!! I used to have an apartment around the corner. I am looking forward to seeing it in person when I am back in Paris.
How to Prep Your Relationship for Post-Pandemic Life We went from 24/7 time to having space again. NYT
Harlow the dog a Chicago icon. This article made me cry and all I wanted to do was snuggle with Henri. If you have suffered the loss of a pet skip this.
I finally started burning this candle at home and it is one of my favorite Diptyque scents. Also, I don’t know why I waited so long to burn it. I will definitely be buying this one again.
Have you seen the Air France new safety video? They launched this earlier this year but now that the US is able to travel to Paris again, this may encourage you to book that trip!!
French Pastry Made Simple is a fun addition to my kitchen. It just debuted this week and is already a best seller. I am excited to make a few recipes from this adorable cookbook.
The pandemic has allowed so many of us to start over again. Before entering back into the world reassess your boundaries online and off. NYT
I had people over this weekend and I threw on this dress was perfect for entertaining in the backyard. Size down. I purchased an XS and it fits great. This one is a bit sheer so I paired an inexpensive slip underneath.
This Ralph Lauren hot dog stand is the absolute cutest. RL is one of my favorite date spots in Chicago. I have to experience this adorable pop that will be in NYC and Chicago this Summer. Plus, since it is outdoors I can bring Henri.
A Gift Guide for Dad. Order ASAP to make sure the gifts arrive in time.
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